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La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app.
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  • Being there previously and it was always overcrowded, really too much. June 2021, when some travel restriction were still on ... it was still full of people. If you feel safe...let'x eat here as it's....  more »
  • One can easily spend hours in that indoor market, great choice of spices, fruit, vegetables and possibility of eating and drinking on the spot thanks to food stands that offer visitors different...  more »
  • Very busy and wonderful market off Las Ramblas. There are so many vendors selling meat, produce, olive oil, wine, flowers, spices and other amazing items here. Ther are places to eat inside as well.....  more »
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  • A must see if you are a tourist. The fresh fish area is amazing. The displays of fresh fruits are mouth watering. Take your camera because it will be hard to describe how magnificent the displays are placed without a picture to help. My husband loved being call "Rey" by the vendors. Your senses will be overwhelmed with freshness.
  • Visiting a local fresh food market gives a very interesting perspective about the city. I have been to six cities in Spain and i still can get over the fact that Boqueria is the best of the lot. Far better than San Miguel of Madrid. And Boqueria caters to everything. Its huge. The chocolates, cheese, fruits and vegetables are not ignored. There are plenty of shops for these as well.
  • One of the places that you have to visit while in Barcelona. This market has everything in it that has to do with food. Starting with Spanish traditional foods to exotic fruits and sea food. Wide variety and for sure everyone will find something for them. Tapas, drinks, fruits, and many other things. Best to visit at the first part of the day as all products are fresher and bigger assortment.
  • Great place to learn more about Spanish gastronomy. Local products and nice staff generally. Nice to go there and have lunch at some of the bar-restaurants. Is a good plan to spend the morning walking near the market and finish visiting the shops and having lunch. Highly recommend it!
  • A place where you could try various Spanish/Catalan produce and delicacies, fresh! Easy access from La Ramblas. Great experience as different from eating at a restaurant. Recommend. But don't miss other market too if you got time. Saint Antoni is another recommendation.

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